Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterogaster urticae

Heterogaster urticae (Fabricius, 1775)

nettle groundbug

on Urtica, etc.


Larvae and adults at the leaves.

host plants

Urticaceae, oligophagous

Forsskaolea angustifolia; Urtica dioica.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).


Observed by Ribes & Sauleda at the roots of Ammophila arenaria subsp. arundinacea; aestivation?


Aukema, Duffels & Baez (2006a), Ribes & Sauleda (1979a), Wheeler-Jr & Hoebeke (2013a), Yazici, Yildirim & Moulet (2015a).

Last modified 19.i.2022